It can be fun to plan for the future. Among the awards presented in the last week including the Grammys, BAFTA, Directors Guild, SAG, Golden Globes and several others.
One of the best ways to achieve success is to picture it happening. Imagining success helps you to focus on what needs to be done. If you could choose which award and which category you would like to win, what would it be? For example, would you want to win the Best Original Screenplay award at the Oscars or do you see yourself as a director accepting for Best Director.
Here’s the script tip:
1. Set a timer for 5 minutes
2. Write your acceptance speech including the specific details of the project and your role. For example, if you had written the screenplay for Gone Girl you would thank the Academy for your award for Best Adapted Screenplay Based on a Novel.
Here’s the tricky part of the exercise:
3. In two or three lines, describe what the project “was.” For example, if it were Gone Girl you would write “Thank you for allowing me to win best adapted screenplay for my novel Gone Girl, the story tells about the twisted interaction of a husband and wife who may or may not be telling each other the truth about anything.”
4. After you’re done, put this example somewhere where you can see it. This way it will serve as a remind of your goal. This is a great way to use the potential of winning an award to motivate you through the dark days of winter and keep up your writing.
Here’s to your successful and happy writing,
Professor Marilyn Horowitz
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